Republican Representative Lauren Boebert has called out Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman, a Democrat, for his “unbecoming“ choice to wear a hoodie and shorts to a Senate press conference.
Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, lambasted Fetterman‘s casual outfit in a tweet, writing “John Fetterman redefined Casual Friday on a Thursday morning. It’s truly unbecoming for someone to show up like that to any job, let alone a job that only 100 people are elected to do.”
Attending a news conference on debt limit negotiations Thursday, Fetterman wore a white hoodie, gray workout shorts, and running shoes, standing alongside four of his Democratic colleagues in suits and ties.
While his attire at the press conference raised some eyebrows, it‘s not out of character for the Senator. During his time as Mayor of Braddock and campaign for the Pennsylvania Senate, Fetterman often showed up to work wearing a hoodie and shorts.
However, Boebert was unconvinced. “There’s just no excuse for it,” she tweeted in reply to Fetterman‘s Senate style.
The Pennsylvania Senator checked himself into the hospital in February for treatment for clinical depression, and didn‘t attend in person to the Senate until April. His first appearance in the chamber since his weeks–long hospital stay featured a Carhart hoodie and blue casual shorts.
One curious aspect of Fetterman‘s Senate attire is his insistence on wearing the hoodie, considering the temperature in his home state of Pennsylvania has been warm and sunny as of late.
Fetterman‘s office has yet to respond to Boebert‘s comments on the matter, nor has it commented on Fox News Digital‘s recent report that the office doctor their Senator‘s remarks in transcriptions from hearings held while he was in the hospital.
Regardless of the debate about Fetterman‘s clothing choices, one thing is clear: It‘s going to take more than a hoodie and shorts to get this Senator down. And while it may not be the most appropriate attire for a member of Congress, Fetterman has proven he is more than capable of carrying out his duties, regardless of what he wears.